UPCOMING RELEASE! Magpie: Six Feet on Solid Ground
by Eliot Cardinaux
Cover artwork by Zoe Christiansen
A new digital album is coming soon that I’m really proud of. You can sample the album here, and read the description. It won’t be released on LP as promised quite yet, but we (Asger, Jeppe, and I) hope that it will come to fruition eventually. Enjoy, for now, three tracks from the newly compiled version of the sessions from Six Feet on Solid Ground.
Magpie: Six Feet on Solid Ground
Eliot Cardinaux – piano, voice, poetry / Asger Thomsen – bass, objects / Jeppe Høi Justesen – drums, percussion, cymbals
Having met during a two-week festival stint in Boston organized by their pianist in conjunction with Danish drum legend Kresten Osgood, and later again at a festival put together by their bassist in Copenhagen, Asger Thomsen, Eliot Cardinaux, and Jeppe Høi Justesen are naturally inclined to support one another. Much of their music is loose, the ensemble’s warmth and conversational approach to free improvisation threading a dialogue through the many resilient personae of their poet’s palette.
This is anti-fascist free-punk. Played on acoustic instruments, with lots of screeching bows, clanging on the inner-strings; and no bells and whistles. Well, some actually. And Speechgrenades. Yep, you heard it. Explosive outbursts to outlie the times.
It’s Beefheart and Tom Waits meet Melt Banana sitting in the back row of a Keith Jarrett concert in Japan. And it’s going to do you some good.
In Autumn 2018 they will release their debut album ‘Six Feet On Solid Ground’.